An American boxer, who showed up at a fight against a Mexican opponent donning shorts that showed President Donald Trump’s border wall, got destroyed in the ring.
American boxer Rod Salka, 35-year-old fighter, was due to fight Mexican fighter Francisco Vargas at Golden Boy’s ESPN event in Indio, California, where he chose to throw a taunt at his opponent by wearing trunks with an anti-immigrant message. The red, white and blue brick patterned shorts had a waistband that had “America 1st” written on it.
However, Salka got beaten by Vargas in the ring. In the fifth round, Salka was sent to his knees by his opponent and by the sixth round Salka had a bloodied cut around his left eye. After that he fell in his corner and threw in the towel.
The boxer was not able to get up from his corner for the seventh round. The fight ended there and Salka who tried to make a political statement with his actions got defeated by his Mexican opponent.
However, this isn’t the first time Salka was pounded by his opponents in the ring.
In 2014, Salka was brutally knocked down by then-WBA and WBO light welterweight champion Danny Garcia. He was defeated in just the second round of the fight that took place in Brooklyn, New York.
Salka is a Republican who stood for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as a Republican in 2016. The boxer had no luck there and lost the race too.
The boxer tried to make a statement with his action and supported the president’s idea of constructing a border wall on United States’ southern border with Mexico. Trump’s idea behind the proposed wall is to keep Mexican “rapists” and “criminals” out of the United States.
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